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2023: Obi urges Nigerian students to vote widely, rescue Nigeria from poverty

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2023: Obi urges Nigerian students to vote widely, rescue Nigeria from poverty

2023: Obi urges Nigerian students to vote widely, rescue Nigeria from poverty


Mr Peter Obi, the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP) in February 25 election, urges students to join the party in rescuing Nigeria from poverty, unemployment and poor education funding by voting wisely.

Obi said this in Nsukka on Thursday during a visit to his alma mater, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), to interact with students.

He said that the purpose of the visit was to inform students of his ambition and solicit for their votes in the forthcoming general elections.

“As an alumnus of the great university, I am here to solicit for your votes in the forthcoming general election so that you can join hands with LP to rescue Nigeria.

“Ensure you have your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) which is your constitutional instrument to vote me into power so that we can better Nigeria and remove it from consuming nation to producing nation,” he said.

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The LP presidential candidate assured Nigerian students that if elected, his administration would end the incessant Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike in the country.

He said incessant strikes in public universities were responsible for students spending more than their course years .

“If I’m elected as president in  February 25 election, that will not only mark an end to poverty,unemployment and corruption.

“But it will also end ASUU strike in Nigeria;  all hands must be on deck to recover our country  from bad leadership.”

“My administration will give priority to education, being engine room for development, since no country can develop more than its level of education,” he said.

 Obi  urged students to disregard some political parties saying that LP had no structure, explaining that “those who boast of having  structures only have structures for  looting public funds, corruption, impunity and ASUU strike

“Our mission is to rescue Nigeria from those who have hijacked the leadership of this country.

” You and all who believe that with good leadership Nigeria can work again are our structures,” he said.

In a remark, Mr Michael Abuchi, President,  UNN Student Union Government, described Obi as a Super Lion who had done the university proud as governor of Anambra State as well as all positions held.

“UNN students are proud of you and are ready to give you our massive support to ensure that you are elected in next month’s general elections.

” Your coming today to interact with the students is an eloquent testimony of the volume of love you have for students who are feature leaders.

“We will not take your visit today for granted, your visit  has encouraged and given us sense of belonging.

” On behalf of UNN students I promise you that, on 25 February, we will come out en mass to vote you to victory so that ASUU strike in public universities will end and Nigeria will be better again,” he said.

NAN reports that security agencies had a tough time controlling the crowd, as students trooped out to receive Obi at Margaret Ekpo Convocation Hall.

Obi’s speech was intermittently interrupted by cheers and shouts of “Obi our next president”.

Chief Kenneth Okonkwo, LP Presidential spokesman; Chief Okey Ezea, LP Senatorial Candidate in Enugu North District and Chief Chidi Obetta, candidate for Nsukka/Igboeze-South Federal constituency, were among party chieftains present.

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UniMaid Students using street light to read at night courtesy of solar power. Definitely they are not Lazy youths.

Federal Government need to support alternative energies to ensure 24 hours power supply in all public educational institutions.

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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), has announced May 24 as official date for the opening of portal for student loan applications.

The Managing Director of NELFUND, Mr Akintunde Sawyerr, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Fund’s Media and Public Relations Lead, Nasir Ayitogo.

Sawyerr said the opening of the portal marked a significant milestone in the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to foster accessible and inclusive education for all Nigerian students.

According to him, through the portal, students could now access loans to pursue their academic aspirations without financial constraints.

He added that the portal provides a user-friendly interface for students to submit their loan applications conveniently.

“We encourage all eligible students to take advantage of this opportunity to invest in their future and contribute to the growth and development of our nation,” he said.

Sawyerr urged students to access the portal on www.nelf.gov.ng to begin application.

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UniAbuja Strike: CONUA dissociates self, says action baseless

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The Congress of University Academics (CONUA), University of Abuja Chapter has dissociated itself from the ongoing strike by the university branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The Chairman, CONUA, University of Abuja Chapter, Prof. Abdul Buba, said this when the group paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah in Abuja on Friday.

Buba said the University system could not be grounded because it had no Governing Council, a decision that informed the industrial actions.

“We believe in stable academic calendar and that’s why we believe that there are other ways of handling labour issues rather than strike actions.

“CONUA addresses issues and not personalities. We also respect opinions of our members and not a predetermined objective of the leadership.

”We address issues without sentiments and meet with the right stakeholders in the pursue of our objectives.

“We are conscious of the negative effects of strikes, and we believe in deploying relevant strategies that will yield positive results in modern age of innovation,” he said.

He added that CONUA would continue to engage relevant stakeholders to pursue legitimate welfare for its members without dabbling with issues not of the concern to its members.

“The ongoing strike in place in the university, CONUA is not part of it because we believe in academic and service delivery.
“All these five points for the strike are baseless.

“Let me start with the issue of advertorial for the position of vice chancellor, initially if it were that the council is in place everything about employment both the employees and the principal officers start and end with the university governing council.

“But in the absence of the university governing council, the law has no provision for the vice chancellor to appoint any successor so it is the responsibility of the government to do that. So, there is no way the VC can be accused.

“This is because even the advertorial, if you watch and other advertorial that were placed by other universities, it was mentioning the ministry representing the government so this is baseless,” he said.

Also, the CONUA Secretary, Prof. Issa Abdulraheem, urged the union to focus on the welfare of its members which was the sole role of establishing a union.

“The union is established to cater for the welfare of its members, all the issues raised by the other union are baseless and have nothing to do with the staff welfare.

“And so we believe that we have ways of handling issues with stakeholders without sentiments of personalising issues. All the points raised by the other unions are not in the interest of its members,”he said.

On his part, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, appreciated CONUA for its stance in not joining the strike, hoping that academic programme by ASUU would commence soon.

The reports gathered that the University of Abuja ASUU branch had embarked on a total and indefinite strike on May 2 over alleged university’s refusal to conduct elections for the office of the Dean’s of faculties and Provost College of Health Sciences.

The Union also accused the university of carrying out promotion of some staffers without following due process.

Other reasons for the strike, according to the Union include, “Advertorial of the vacancy of the post of the Vice Chancellor without following due process, among others.

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